Week of September 18, 2016

Time Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
7am
Zumba Class

Zumba Class

Tue Sep 20,
7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

Zumba focuses on hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow movements to create a unique fitness workout that will blow you away. This class features calorie-burning activties, bodyenergizing moves, and interval training with fast and slow rhythms combined with resistance training. Add Latin flavor and slow rhythms combined with resistance training. Add Latin flavor and international zest and you have Zumba! It’s not just a workout; it’s a party. No specific level of fitness and no dance background required.

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09/20/2016 -
7:00am to 7:50am
 
Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing

Wed Sep 21,
7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

This super fat-burning class is the best way to get up and get started in the morning. It combines intense shadow kickboxing moves with fast-paced conditioning and ends with core-strengthening abdominal work.

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09/21/2016 -
7:00am to 7:50am
 
8am
Worship With Holy Communion

Worship With Holy Communion

Sun Sep 18,
8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5550 South Woodlawn Avenue

Join us for Sunday morning worship. All are welcome - come as you are. The 8:15 service is more meditative in nature, and the 10:45 service is more formal with a choir. Between the services, at 9:30, there will be a coffee hour where you have the chance to meet the Lutheran campus minister and some of our current students

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09/18/2016 -
8:15am to 9:30am
 
Twenty Minutes Still

Twenty Minutes Still

Mon Sep 19,
8:00 AM to 8:20 AM

Bond Chapel, adjacent to Swift Hall, 1025-35 East 58th Street

Meditation for twenty minutes in the quiet stillness of Bond Chapel, every weekday of the academic year. Offered by Spiritual Life and led by practitioners who have learned the art of meditation in a variety of spiritual settings. No experience necessary, open to those of all spiritual backgrounds. Still the mind and body, open the heart…

Repeated every weekday.

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09/19/2016 -
8:00am to 8:20am
 
 
 
 
Transfer Student Pre-Registration Meeting

Transfer Student Pre-Registration Meeting

Tue Sep 20,
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Stuart Hall Room 104, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue

College advisers will meet with transfer students to introduce the advising system and begin to prepare for course registration. Note: For transfer students, this meeting replaces the Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #2. Attendance at this session is required to prepare for registration.

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09/20/2016 -
8:30am to 10:00am
 
 
 
Smart Start: Coffee and Calligraphy

Smart Start: Coffee and Calligraphy

Thu Sep 22,
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Join the Smart Museum of Art for an O-Week wake-up in our beautiful courtyard! Enjoy free coffee and breakfast treats, and learn how to draw using two viscous liquids: black coffee and sumi ink.

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09/22/2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
 
 
Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Thu Sep 22,
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/22/2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
 
 
Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Registration for the Academic Year Continues

Fri Sep 23,
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/23/2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
 
9am
 
Campus Life Meeting: City Life (Service, Social Change, and Civic Engagement(

Campus Life Meeting: City Life (Service, Social Change, and Civic Engagement(

Sun Sep 18,
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This multi-media session will provide you with helpful tips on how to navigate the city and ways to take full advantage of the amazing resources it has to offer to you as a UChicago student AND as a Chicago resident; give you an orientation to the city’s geography and its history of social change; and offer suggestions and advice from students and community leaders on how to integrate civic engagement (community service, social justice, advocacy and activism, community organizing, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, youth and community engagement, and much more!) into your academic lives

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09/18/2016 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
 
 
 
Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #1: Registration Overview

Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #1: Registration Overview

Mon Sep 19,
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

Academic Advisers will discuss the advising system, introduce the curriculum, and explain the course registration process (including placement test results). Attendance at this session is required to prepare for registration.

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09/19/2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am
 
 
 
Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #2: Preparing for Registration

Required Pre-Registration Group Meeting #2: Preparing for Registration

Tue Sep 20,
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

Academic Advisers and O-Aides will share information about selecting autumn courses, constructing a class schedule, and planning for your individual registration appointment. Attendance at this session is required to prepare for registration.

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09/20/2016 -
9:00am to 10:00am
 
 
 
An Introduction to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement

An Introduction to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement

Wed Sep 21,
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This session introduces students to the College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA), which provides information about nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and postgraduate opportunities and individual, targeted advising. CCSA staff offers general guidance for students in strategically planning their UChicago experience in preparation for relevant national opportunities and closely mentor students through rigorous application processes. While challenging, the CCSA proudly affirms the transformative nature of the application process.

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09/21/2016 -
9:00am to 9:45am
 
 
Mandatory International Student Organization

Mandatory International Student Organization

Thu Sep 22,
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street

This international student orientation will familiarize students in F-1 and J-1 status with their legal rights and responsibilities, including maintaining valid immigration status, employment authorization, and travel issues. Breakfast will be served.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all international undergraduate students in F-1 and J-1 status new to the University. Please arrive at the Cloister Club promptly by 9:00 AM.

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09/22/2016 -
9:00am to 11:30am
 
Target Trips

Target Trips

Fri Sep 23,
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Depart from the Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Avenue

Does your dorm room need a little something extra? Forget your toothbrush at home? Well, grab a friend, and get on the bus to Target! Buses depart from the Reynolds Club every half hour and take you directly to Target, with the last bus leaving from the Reynolds Club at 11:30 AM. Once you’re there, you’ll have about 45 minutes to shop before the bus departs for campus. Last bus will depart for campus at 12:45 PM. Limited seating available.

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09/23/2016 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
 
 
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques - great for stress relief and overall relaxation. Instructor: Sidra Newman. (Additional session also offered on 9/24 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM.)

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09/23/2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
 
10am
Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgy

Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgy

Sun Sep 18,
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sacred Heart, 1421 East 53rd Street

Come join us for the weekly Divine Liturgy, our Eucharistic celebration of the resurrection of Christ. The service is sung with beautiful traditional hymns and psalms, and uses icons and incense, engaging all the senses to worship with deep wonder and joy. We always have a small meal afterwards and great fellowship. Come join us if you are Orthodox Christian or if you are searching and want to explore the Orthodox faith. Our community is mostly drawn from the campus; it is a good place to meet other students and faculty. 

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09/18/2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
 
 
Campus Life Meeting: RISE Together, Part II

Campus Life Meeting: RISE Together, Part II

Tue Sep 20,
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This meeting will build upon small group conversations from Part I, engaging students in dialogue about their individual and collective responsibility for shaping community expectations, with particular focus on skill-building for Bystander Intervention. Students will also receive valuable campus resources related to civility, diversity, and community standards.

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09/20/2016 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
 
Career Adviser Group Meetings

Career Adviser Group Meetings

Wed Sep 21,
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

Meet your First-Year Career Adviser and learn about all the different ways you can explore your career interests during your first year at UChicago. Career Advancement is committed to your success, and we want to help you start achieving your career goals from the moment you set foot on campus. Join us to learn about the many different opportunities, programs, and resources available to you.

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09/21/2016 -
10:00am to 10:45am
 
Phoenixfest

Phoenixfest

Thu Sep 22,
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

Come check out the many resources our University and Hyde Park community have to offer! Intramurals, sport clubs, local shops, bike tune-ups, employment opportunities, food, massages, music, and so much more! Everything you need to know about how to get information and stay involved will all be in one place for your convenience and fun.

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09/22/2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
Bulls and Buns: Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt at the Oriental Institute

Bulls and Buns: Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt at the Oriental Institute

Thu Sep 22,
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Oriental Institute Museum Galleries, 1155 East 58th Street

A Colossal Statue of King Tut. A 40-ton Winged Bull. Ann Sather’s Cinnamon Rolls. Experience all this and more as you hunt for ancient secrets in the Oriental Institute. View the museum’s renowned collections excavated from ancient sites in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Israel. Don’t miss this opportunity to see art and artifacts that visitors from around the world travel thousands of miles to see! Breakfast will be provided by the Ann Sather Swedish Bakery, a Chicago restaurant landmark renowned across town for their famous cinnamon rolls. The breakfast and hunt are free.

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09/22/2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
 
 
 
Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue

(See the 9/21 listing of this event for details.)

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
 
 
The QUEST

The QUEST

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

“The most important thing is not to win but to take part,
Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.”
Gather your House team of at least 8,
Enjoy the struggle as you take the bait.
Fore-tunately the Olympics will be history by then,
So go ahead and chase triumph, let the QUEST begin.
Good teammates might include Toews and Hood,
But a Gatto and a Boyer would also be good.
Multi-hued Chickens may fly and hips will shake,
Campus is your canvas, a phone you must take.

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
 
 
UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

Fri Sep 23, 10:00 AM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

“The most important thing is not to win but to take part,
Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.”
Gather your House team of at least 8,
Enjoy the struggle as you take the bait.
Fore-tunately the Olympics will be history by then,
So go ahead and chase triumph, let the QUEST begin.
Good teammates might include Toews and Hood,
But a Gatto and a Boyer would also be good.
Multi-hued Chickens may fly and hips will shake,
Campus is your canvas, a phone you must take.

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09/23/2016 - 10:00am
 
11am
 
Campus Life Meeting: RISE Together, Part I

Campus Life Meeting: RISE Together, Part I

Mon Sep 19,
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

This meeting will engage students in small group conversations about their individual identities and how, as new members of the University community, students contribute to a healthy, diverse, and inclusive campus atmosphere. Students will also receive valuable campus resources related to civility, diversity, and community standards.

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09/19/2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
The Economics Major

The Economics Major

Wed Sep 21,
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street

11:00 - 11:40 AM AND 12:30 - 1:10 PM

If you are interested in taking classes in economics, the study of how society allocates scarce resources, come to this session to get your questions answered. Economics Department instructors will present information to help your curricular choices for economics. We will also discuss important complementary coursework from Math, Computer Science, and Statistics.

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09/21/2016 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
 
 
Registration for the Academic Year Begins

Registration for the Academic Year Begins

Wed Sep 21,
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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09/21/2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
Study Abroad Information Session

Study Abroad Information Session

Wed Sep 21,
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Harper Memorial Library, Rooms 130 and 140 (2 sessions), 1116 East 59th Street

Learn about the exciting international programs sponsored by the College. Study Abroad staff will provide an overview of the types and combinations of experiences are possible, how to navigate the application process, when you should get started, and how financial aid works with Study Abroad. 

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09/21/2016 -
11:15am to 12:00pm
 
 
The Universe of Languages at the University of Chicago

The Universe of Languages at the University of Chicago

Wed Sep 21,
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

11:30 AM - Introduction at Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue11:30 - 1:00 PM - Fair at Reynolds Club, Hutch Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Join us for refreshments and meet faculty from the language departments. After an introduction from Michele Lowrie, Deputy Dean of Humanities, you will hear about language study at UChicago from Catherine Baumann, Director of the Chicago Language Center. Making choices can seem daunting, but at this event, you can travel the University’s language universe and hear expert advice. Learn about this and more before you register for classes.

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09/21/2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
 
Pizza with Polsky

Pizza with Polsky

Wed Sep 21,
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Reynolds Club, McCormick Lounge, 5706 South University Avenue

Dreaming of starting a business? The Polsky Center invites you to eat pizza while learning about the resources available to innovators and entrepreneurs on campus. The event will also feature representatives from various entrepreneurship student groups and a live 3D printer demo!

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09/21/2016 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
 
 
Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library

Wed Sep 21, 11:30 AM

Crerar Library, 5730 South Ellis Avenue

Are you pre-med or considering a science major? If so, this session is for you! Come to Crerar, the sciences library, and learn how to find and access articles in e-journals and databases needed for classes and research projects. During this 60-minute session, move between three stations: building tour and services, accessing materials, and researching topics. Complete all stations and receive a prize! A complementary program is offered at the Regenstein Library focusing on key library services, such as printing, and essential library skills, including finding books.

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09/21/2016 - 11:30am
 
 
 
Library Boot Camp

Library Boot Camp

Wed Sep 21,
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street

11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM

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09/21/2016 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
 
Rockefeller Tower Tour and Carillon Recital

Rockefeller Tower Tour and Carillon Recital

Wed Sep 21,
11:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Rockefeller Chapel (Meet at front desk), 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 4:30 - 5:30 PM (Repeated every weekday)

Have you always wanted to play really big bells? Rockefeller Chapel’s student carillonneurs play the huge carillon every day! Introductory lessons are offered: you must be able to read music, have at least three years to go in a degree granting program, and be able to climb 271 steps up the tower. All are welcome any day to come and see the bells, listen from the playing cabin, and take in the spectacular view from the highest point on campus.

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09/21/2016 -
11:30am to 5:30pm
 
 
The Blueprint: Your Introduction to Involvement in Student Organizations and Activities

The Blueprint: Your Introduction to Involvement in Student Organizations and Activities

Thu Sep 22,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

The Center for Leadership and Involvement wants to help you make the most of your experience at UChicago by helping you get involved in organizations and activities that fit your interest. Let us help you create a plan for your involvement! In addition, we will have food served by your Student Government representatives, tours of our campus radio station, entertainment by some of our Acapella and dance organizations, and much more.

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09/22/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
Student Government Welcome Bash

Student Government Welcome Bash

Thu Sep 22,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reynolds Club & Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Avenue

Drop by for free barbecue, music, games, and information on how to get involved with Student Government (SG). Meet your campus representatives and learn more about running for a position on SG’s College Council. Visit sg.uchicago.edu for more information.

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09/22/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
Library Boot Camp

Library Boot Camp

Thu Sep 22,
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street

11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM

(See 9/21 listing of this event for details.)

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09/22/2016 -
11:30am to 3:00pm
 
 
57th and Woodlawn Block Party

57th and Woodlawn Block Party

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

57th Street and South Woodlawn Avenue

All students are invited to explore the resources and many opportunities offered by a number of University offices, centers, and partners on this block of our neighborhood. Enjoy music from a live DJ, a variety of activities, games, prizes and food stations across the block. All participants will be entered into several raffle drawings for collecting stamps from the many stations at each location.

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
Performing Arts Open House

Performing Arts Open House

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, TAPS Student Lounge on the 2nd Floor, 915 East 60th Street

Hang out, grab some lunch, and learn about all the unbelievable opportunities with Theater and Performance Studies, Dance Council, University Theater, Off Off Campus, Dean’s Men, a cappella groups, and the circus group Le Vorris & Vox. Pick up discounted tickets to TAPS/ UT’s production of A Winter’s Tale!

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources

Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources

Fri Sep 23,
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Regenstein Library, Room A-11, 1100 East 57th Street

If you are majoring in economics, this is a can’t miss 60-minute orientation. Learn about all the services the Library can provide to aid in your research, from accessing the major relevant newspapers and journals (think The Economist and The Wall Street Journal) to finding economics articles and papers. Get an introduction to some of the best sources for economics data. Program begins promptly on the hour. 

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09/23/2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
EPIC Welcome BBQ

EPIC Welcome BBQ

Fri Sep 23,
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics Plaza, 1160 East 58th StreetRain location: Saieh Hall for Economics Graduate Student Commons, Room 201

Want to learn more about climate change and energy issues? Be part of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). EPIC will be hosting a BBQ and open house to share information about its campus programs to new students, and welcome back members of the EPIC community. Grab some lunch, catch up with an old friend, or meet a new one who shares your passion for the environment. epic.uchicago.edu Questions? Email: Vicki Ekstrom High vekstrom@uchicago.edu

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09/23/2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
 
12pm
Hillel Bagel Brunch and Open House

Hillel Bagel Brunch and Open House

Sun Sep 18,
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

Swing by Hillel for an opportunity to tour our building and learn about the variety of Jewish opportunities on campus. Meet student leaders and staff and enjoy a nosh. Parents who come by during this event will receive a free t-shirt!

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09/18/2016 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Café Shira Goes Free with Bagels and Lox

Café Shira Goes Free with Bagels and Lox

Sun Sep 18,
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

Café Shira is the best-kept secret on campus. Discover this amazing café, at the Chabad Jewish Center, with good vibes. 

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09/18/2016 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Lunch

Lunch

Sun Sep 18,
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Baker Dining Commons: Campus North Bartlett Dining Commons: Max Palevsky, Snell-Hitchcock, and Stony Island Cathey Dining Commons: Burton-Judson, Granville-Grossman, and International House

Rejoin your family for lunch in your assigned dining commons. Students will access the dining commons with their UChicago Card. Family members will need the wristbands they received on Saturday at check-in (additional guests may pay the lunch cash rate of $11.15 plus tax at the door).

The following wristband colors are for Sunday lunch only:
Baker Dining Commons = Blue
Bartlett Dining Commons = Pink
Cathey Dining Commons = Green

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09/18/2016 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
 
Music Department Performance Program Open House

Music Department Performance Program Open House

Tue Sep 20,
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 East 60th Street

This open house/information session provides the opportunity to meet some of the ensemble directors and many of the student musicians active in the Music Department Performance Program. Learn about the wealth of musical opportunities available on campus: two orchestras, a wind ensemble, four choirs, various specialty ensembles (which focus on early music, Middle Eastern music, South Asian music, and more), as well as programs in piano, chamber music, and vocal studies. Hear excerpts of recent concerts, browse through recent concert programs, talk with student musicians, and ask questions.

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09/20/2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
 
 
 
Language and Placement Test Consultations

Language and Placement Test Consultations

Tue Sep 20,
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Schedules and locations will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2.

Confer with faculty consultants if you have concerns about your placement test results, wish to be evaluated in a language that did not have an online placement test, or have any other questions related to language study. Times, locations, and contact information for individual languages will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2. (Additional consultations held on 9/21.)

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09/20/2016 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Discover Jewish Learning with Sinai Scholars

Discover Jewish Learning with Sinai Scholars

Tue Sep 20,
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

Sinai Scholars is a unique internship learning program for students. Drop in for special info on this unique program.

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09/20/2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Committed Knitters: A Program of the Southside Economic Development Project

Committed Knitters: A Program of the Southside Economic Development Project

Wed Sep 21,
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Committed Knitters build a sense of community through knitting and crocheting. Learn the basics or use as a refresher course on how to knit or crochet and make a project. If you already know how to knit or crochet, join us, and share ideas. All supplies will be provided. 

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09/21/2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Institute of Politics Politipalooza

Institute of Politics Politipalooza

Wed Sep 21,
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Institute of Politics House, 5707 South Woodlawn Avenue

Come learn more about what the Institute of Politics has to offer. From our resident fellows program, impressive slate of guest speakers, paid summer internships, impactful student civic engagement programs and 2016 programming, the IOP has something for everyone. Take a tour of the house, learn about our programs, and stock up on some IOP swag!

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09/21/2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
 
 
 
Chicago Studies

Chicago Studies

Wed Sep 21,
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street

Modeled on the College’s study abroad programs, the Chicago Studies Quarter allows students to immerse themselves in the city of Chicago through a suite of three classes taught by distinguished scholars of the city’s history, culture and policy debates. The Quarter features excursions, guest speakers and meetings with civic groups to enrich class meetings. There are weekly trips to key sites, including restaurants, cultural centers, churches and neighborhood organizations.

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09/21/2016 -
12:15pm to 1:15pm
 
 
Yoga

Yoga

Thu Sep 22,
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue

This class will explore the benefits of various asanas (poses) including hip-openers, backbends, twists, and core-strengtheners. Vinyasa flow sequencing is included with emphasis on the breath. Come as you are!

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09/22/2016 -
12:00pm to 12:50pm
 
 
Transfer Student Lunch

Transfer Student Lunch

Thu Sep 22,
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street

This lunch will be hosted by returning transfer students, who will answer your questions and offer advice on how to make the smoothest transition to the University.

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09/22/2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
 
Roman Catholic Mass and Student Luncheon

Roman Catholic Mass and Student Luncheon

Thu Sep 22,
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Calvert House (Catholic Student Center), 5735 South University Avenue

Join the Roman Catholic community on campus for mass and lunch. Meet new and returning students and learn more about the ministries and community of Calvert House.

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09/22/2016 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
 
Student Employment & Federal Work-Study Orientation

Student Employment & Federal Work-Study Orientation

Fri Sep 23,
12:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

1:00 - 1:30 PM AND 1:45 - 2:15 PM (repeated every Friday)

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09/23/2016 -
12:00pm to 2:15pm
 
1pm
 
Meetings for Students Who Placed Into Upper-Level Mathematics

Meetings for Students Who Placed Into Upper-Level Mathematics

Mon Sep 19,
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street

This meeting is a discussion of the options available to all students (not just mathematics majors) who placed into upper-level mathematics courses (Math 15200, Math 15300, Math 15910, Math 16100, Math 19520, Math 19620, Math 20000, and Math 20700) and for students with AP credit for one or more quarters of Calculus. Students who placed ahead or who have AP credit should attend this session with John Boller and Jitka Stehnova, Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics, as well as representatives from other departments that use mathematics.

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09/19/2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Muslim Undergraduate Meet & Greet

Muslim Undergraduate Meet & Greet

Mon Sep 19,
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Bartlett Hall, 5640 South University Avenue, Trophy Lounge (First Floor)

New Muslim students are encouraged to attend this event, where they can meet current students as well as fellow incoming students.

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09/19/2016 -
1:30pm to 2:45pm
 
 
Optional Physics Accreditation Test

Optional Physics Accreditation Test

Wed Sep 21,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 1160 East 58th Street

If you have taken college-level courses in physics, you may take an optional accreditation test to determine whether you can earn credit for PHYS 12100 and PHYS 14100. Questions will cover topics in mechanics. Note that AP and IB courses typically do not provide sufficient background for this accreditation test. Students will be allowed to take only one test—either 12100 or 14100. 

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09/21/2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
Language and Placement Test Consultations

Language and Placement Test Consultations

Wed Sep 21,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Schedules and locations will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2.

Confer with faculty consultants if you have concerns about your placement test results, wish to be evaluated in a language that did not have an online placement test, or have any other questions related to language study. Times, locations, and contact information for individual languages will be distributed at the Required Pre-Registration Meeting #2. (Additional consultations held on 9/20.)

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09/21/2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Shake Day: A UChicago Tradition

Shake Day: A UChicago Tradition

Wed Sep 21,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Reynolds Club, C-Shop, 5706 South University Avenue

Love shakes? UChicago has just the tradition for you - $1 Shake Day every Wednesday! Join the Student Alumni Committee, or the SAC for short, at the C-Shop from 1:00 - 4:00 PM to get your inaugural shake for FREE! Generations of UChicago students have enjoyed Shake Day during their time on campus and continue to stay active in the life of the College as alumni.

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09/21/2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
Preparing for a Career in Health and Medicine

Preparing for a Career in Health and Medicine

Wed Sep 21,
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue

Preparing for a career in health and medicine requires thoughtful self-reflection, sustained academic achievement, and strong relevant experiences. UChicago Careers in Health Professions (UCIHP) is a multi-year program that supports College students at all levels— first-years and young alumni alike—through career exploration, academic assistance, and application/job/internship counseling. Members of the UCIHP staff and physician partners will present an introduction to the office and the wonderful opportunities available in and around campus. 

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09/21/2016 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
 
 
Tour the Polsky Exchange

Tour the Polsky Exchange

Thu Sep 22,
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

The Polsky Exchange is a 34,000-square foot co-working space and Incubator for startups at the University of Chicago. You’re invited to tour the co-working space, meeting rooms, classrooms, and Fab Lab, plus meet our staff and sign up to be a member. (Additional sessions offered on 9/23.)

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09/22/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
PSAC Open House

PSAC Open House

Thu Sep 22,
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Rosenwald Hall Lobby, 1101 East 58th Street

Now that you’re officially on the other side of the college admissions process, come join the Prospective Students Advisory Committee (PSAC) for fun and food and to learn how you can help new prospies fall in love with UChicago, just like you did! 

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09/22/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
 
The CKP (Civic Knowledge Project) Experience

The CKP (Civic Knowledge Project) Experience

Thu Sep 22,
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bus will leave promptly at 1:00 PM from the corner of 59th Street and University Avenue

Join the Civic Knowledge Project as we head over to the Bronzeville neighborhood for a conversation with the Senior Statesman of Chicago’s South Side, civil rights activist and oral historian Timuel D. Black, who will discuss how important it is for UChicago students to connect to Chicago’s South Side and how you can get involved with the Civic Knowledge Project (CKP).

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09/22/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Afternoon Tea and Voter Registration

Afternoon Tea and Voter Registration

Thu Sep 22,
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Brent House, 5540 South Woodlawn Avenue

Open House with tea, light refreshments, and voter registration at Brent House, the Episcopal Center on campus. 

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09/22/2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Optional Chemistry Accreditation Test

Optional Chemistry Accreditation Test

Thu Sep 22,
1:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 101, 1020 East 58th Street

If you have taken college-level courses in chemistry, you may take an optional accreditation test to determine your placement and credit. AP and IB courses usually do not provide sufficient background for the accreditation test. However, a score of 5 on the AP Chemistry test grants credit for General Chemistry (Chem 11100-11200-11300). Please bring a calculator and pencil with eraser. 

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09/22/2016 -
1:30pm to 4:45pm
 
 
Jumu'ah Prayers

Jumu'ah Prayers

Fri Sep 23,
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Bond Chapel, adjacent to Swift Hall

1:00 - 1:30 PM
1:45 - 2:15 PM
(repeated every Friday)

Muslim Friday prayers at Bond Chapel, every week. Prayer times are adjusted for daylight savings time. 

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09/23/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
 
 
Tour the Polsky Exchange

Tour the Polsky Exchange

Fri Sep 23,
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

Tours offered at 1:00 & 3:00 PM

The Polsky Exchange is a 34,000-square foot co-working space and Incubator for startups at the University of Chicago. You’re invited to tour the co-working space, meeting rooms, classrooms, and Fab Lab, plus meet our staff and sign up to be a member. (Additional sessions offered on 9/22.)

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09/23/2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
2pm
 
Institute of Molecular Engineering

Institute of Molecular Engineering

Mon Sep 19,
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Stuart Hall, Room 101, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue

The first engineering program in the history of the UChicago is the newest and most ambitious academic endeavor undertaken by the University in the last two decades. A cross-disciplinary academic and research unit, the institute just introduced an innovative undergraduate program aimed at providing students an unprecedented opportunity at the forefront of the engineering education. Join the Director of the Undergraduate Studies at IME, Professor Paul Nealey, for an interactive discussion session about both the new Molecular Engineering major and the minor

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09/19/2016 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
 
 
 
Overviews of the Core

Overviews of the Core

Tue Sep 20,
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The College’s Core provides an introduction to the tools of inquiry used in every discipline to establish the habits of mind and the critical, analytic, and writing skills that are expected of an educated, well-informed member of modern society. As these requirements cross a number of disciplines, both qualitative and quantitative in nature, these sessions will consist of two parts, with faculty representing different Collegiate divisions addressing both meetings. 

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09/20/2016 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 
 
Studying the Arts

Studying the Arts

Wed Sep 21,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th East

This session, hosted by UChicago Arts and the Division of the Humanities, will present information about arts majors, minors, co-curricular arts activities, and campus arts partners and resources. Bill Michel, Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center will do a short presentation followed by breakout sessions based on discipline, allowing students to get one-on-one time with representatives from departments to address common questions and concerns. 

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09/21/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Meetings About Financial Aid and Billing

Meetings About Financial Aid and Billing

Thu Sep 22,
2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

2:00 - 3:00 PM and 3:15 - 4:15 PM

The Office of College Aid strongly recommends attendance at this general information session if you receive any type of financial aid. You will receive financial aid information and have the opportunity to ask questions about outside scholarships, loan disbursements, billing, and renewal of aid.

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09/22/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:15pm
 
 
Student Account and Money Management Workshop

Student Account and Money Management Workshop

Thu Sep 22,
2:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

2:00 - 3:00 PM and 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Representatives from the Office of the Bursar will conduct an information seminar on how to successfully manage your student account and beyond. Some of the topics covered are understanding your bill, payment information, tuition refunds, and money management basics. Representatives from Citibank will be available to answer questions about banking basics including check-writing, ATM usage and credit versus debit cards. Knowing how to manage your student and bank accounts will lead to successful money management now and beyond.

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09/22/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:15pm
 
Welcoming Social for First-Generation and Low-Income Students

Welcoming Social for First-Generation and Low-Income Students

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Library Lounge, 1212 East 59th Street

If you identify as first-generation or low-income (or even if you don’t!), this event will provide the opportunity to meet fellow first-years and upperclassmen while learning about related RSOs and other campus resources. Plus, enjoy some delicious desserts! Sponsored by the Center for College Student Success (CCSS), Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance (SDA), and Quest Scholars Network (QSN). 

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

UChicago Bookstore VIP Shopping Event

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bookstore Building, 970 East 58th Street, Registration in Front Lobby

Join the Bookstore in its celebration of incoming students. There will be music, games, discounts, free food and drink, and a raffle with awesome prizes including free textbooks for the fall quarter. Bring your schedule and let us explain your textbook options and find your fall quarter books. Admission is free!

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Louder Than a Bomb Film and Talk

Louder Than a Bomb Film and Talk

Fri Sep 23,
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB), which tells the story of an annual youth poetry slam event in Chicago. This month-long poetry festival celebrates youth voice by providing a platform for young poets to share their stories. The movie follows the stories of several Chicagoland high school teams competing in Olympic-style poetry bouts. LTAB is sponsored by the nonprofit Young Chicago Authors (YCA), which offers year-round programming to promote literacy and creative expression among young people through writing and performance.

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09/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
Coed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Coed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Fri Sep 23, 2:00 PM

Midway Plaisance Fields

Come to the Midway on Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM for the second annual O-Week Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, hosted by the Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Clubs! The tournament is coed and everyone is welcome (including any upperclassmen already on campus). Games will be 5v5 to 9, capped at 40 minutes. If you don’t have a team of five, don’t worry—show up anyway and you’ll be placed on a team! Food and music will be available along with the chance to meet a lot of new people!

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09/23/2016 - 2:00pm
 
3pm
 
Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Sun Sep 18,
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue(Parent and Family Viewing Location Outside in Harper Quadrangle, Behind Harper Memorial Library, 1116 East 59th Street)

After bidding their parents and families farewell, students will join their peers in Rockefeller Chapel for the College’s formal welcome—the Opening Convocation. This longstanding tradition includes a welcome by Elizabeth Davenport, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; music from the University’s Motet Choir; the presentation of the Class of 2020 and entering transfer students by Jim Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, to Robert J.

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09/18/2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Campus Life Meeting: UMatter

Campus Life Meeting: UMatter

Mon Sep 19,
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Please go to the room designated on your appointment card. If you lose your appointment card, you can reprint it from the Incoming Students pagelet under the Orientation tab at my.uchicago.edu.

Any form of violence, including gender-based violence, harassment, and discriminatory actions at UChicago is unacceptable and we don’t stand for it. Through this interactive presentation, we will weave the contents of AlcoholEdu and Haven together, and converse about University policy and resources so as to help students discover how the University provides support. Students will also learn their role in creating a socially responsible campus.

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09/19/2016 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
 
Sustainability Walking Tour

Sustainability Walking Tour

Wed Sep 21,
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112, 1160 East 58th Street

Did you know that the University of Chicago’s campus is a certified botanic garden? Did you know that we protect our soil by using beets to help us melt snow during the winter? Learn about this and more by joining the Office of Sustainability on our sustainability walking tour, where we’ll explore the green side of campus by looking at LEED certified buildings, solar-powered trash compacters, and campus gardens maintained by students. Meet in Room 112 for a five minute presentation before the tour. Note: Event is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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09/21/2016 -
3:15pm to 4:30pm
 
 
Performing Arts RSOs and Theater and Performance Arts Panel

Performing Arts RSOs and Theater and Performance Arts Panel

Thu Sep 22,
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Reynolds Club, FXK Theater on the Third Floor, 5706 South University Avenue

Meet the different performing arts organizations including dance, theater, film, improv, commedia, and circus. Get involved sooner than later. Pick up discounted tickets to A Winter’s Tale!

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09/22/2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Breathing Room

Breathing Room

Thu Sep 22,
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Suite 034, 1212 East 59th Street

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Take a deep breath during a busy week, day, or quarter. Relax on the couches, talk with a friend, color a mandala, enjoy the quiet of the meditation space, or hang out with Spiritual Life staff—every breath is yours. Light refreshments available, all are welcome.

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09/22/2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
Important Tax Information for Students

Important Tax Information for Students

Thu Sep 22,
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 East 59th Street

3:00 - 3:30 PM and 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Financial Services will be providing an informational session on student-related tax issues. You will receive general information on what type of income is reportable and taxable, forms associated with reportable income, and general tax filing procedures. Anyone receiving scholarships, awards, or compensation should attend. Note: Financial Services cannot provide personal tax advice.

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09/22/2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
4pm
 
Bagpipe Procession Through the Main Quad

Bagpipe Procession Through the Main Quad

Sun Sep 18, 4:00 PM

Following the Opening Convocation, students will join faculty and administrators as they process out of Rockefeller Chapel to Hull Gate where they will be welcomed by members of the UChicago community. Parents and families will line the procession route to cheer their students on. Students will proceed to the Class of 2020 Photo and parents and families will join the administrators and staff at the Family Reception in Hutchinson Courtyard.

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09/18/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
Immediately Following Bagpipe Procession: Class of 2020 Photo

Immediately Following Bagpipe Procession: Class of 2020 Photo

Sun Sep 18, 4:00 PM

Students will congregate for the official Class of 2020 Photo and a welcome by Student Government. This is an opportunity to gather as a class and meet new classmates. Note: Following the Class of 2020 Photo, Residence Hall security protocols will return to normal. Please make sure to bring your UChicago Cards with you to the Opening Convocation.

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09/18/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
Neuroscience Open House

Neuroscience Open House

Wed Sep 21,
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, 900 East 57th Street

Come join us at an open house for students interested in the new Neuroscience major. You will have an opportunity to learn more about our multidisciplinary curriculum as well as ask any questions regarding the program that you may have. Stay after the brief presentation to meet our Neuroscience faculty and your fellow peers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres.

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09/21/2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
LGBTQ "What's the Tea?"

LGBTQ "What's the Tea?"

Wed Sep 21,
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

New Maroons are invited to join us for a reception with LGBTQ student life, which will feature queer and trans student leaders and other allies. Come to learn about queer life at the University and meet new people. This program is open to all students but is designed to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and/or asexual students build community and peer networks. 

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09/21/2016 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
 
 
Mitchell Tower Change Ringing Bell Tour

Mitchell Tower Change Ringing Bell Tour

Thu Sep 22,
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Mitchell Tower, 5706 South University Avenue

Change Ringing is a team sport, a musical performance, an antique art, and a demanding pattern-based exercise all at once! Come learn about the precision required to make music with these swinging bells and the friendships it helps develop. Tours depart from the University seal, located on the floor of the main lobby in the Reynolds Club. The tour involves climbing four flights of stairs to the ringing room. An optional ladder climb will take you higher up to the bells and further to the roof of Mitchell Tower.

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09/22/2016 -
4:30pm to 5:00pm
 
5pm
Roman Catholic Mass

Roman Catholic Mass

Sun Sep 18,
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Calvert House, 5735 South University Avenue

Join the Roman Catholic community on campus for mass and refreshments. Meet fellow students and learn more about the ministries offered by Calvert House.

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09/18/2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

Wed Sep 21,
5:00 PM to 5:50 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Still your mind with a half hour of Zen meditation at Rockefeller. 5 PM instruction for those who desire it, 5:30 to 5:50 PM meditation (usually 5:30 to 6:05 PM followed a dharma talk or discussion until 6:30 PM). Repeated every Wednesday.

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09/21/2016 -
5:00pm to 5:50pm
 
Incubator Demo Day

Incubator Demo Day

Wed Sep 21,
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Polsky Exchange North, 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor

The Incubator at the Polsky Exchange provides space, mentorship, and support to early-stage startups, helping them achieve critical milestones and grow into sustainable businesses. We hope you can join us to celebrate their hard work and see demonstrations of the innovative products and services coming out of the Polsky Center!

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09/21/2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Hillel Shabbat Celebration

Hillel Shabbat Celebration

Fri Sep 23,
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

At the end of O-Week, take some time to relax! The evening will be ‘open house’ style so you can check out Shabbat on campus. Come for any part of the evening. Shabbat Shalom.

5:30 PM - Snacks and relax
6:00 PM - Services and social options
7:30 PM - Dinner
9:00 PM - Shabbat Dessert Reception 

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09/23/2016 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
 
6pm
 
 
House Activities Night

House Activities Night

Mon Sep 19, 6:00 PM

Meeting location will be announced at your House meeting on Saturday night

This night is set aside for outings with your House. You will have a fantastic time bonding with the residents of your House while getting out of your Residence Hall and into the greater Chicago area! Activities range from trips to the Second City comedy club to dinners all across Chicago. Resident Heads will announce details of your House activity during your House Meeting on Saturday, September 17th. Many Houses have a traditional activity that is part of the identity and culture of the House community.

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09/19/2016 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
Resident Masters' Activities Night

Resident Masters' Activities Night

Tue Sep 20, 6:00 PM

Locations and times will be announced at your House meeting on Saturday night

This night has been set aside for activities that allow you to connect to other students in your Residence Hall and is hosted by the Resident Masters. This is your introduction to the recreational, cultural, and educational programs your building staff will offer in the upcoming year. Your Resident Masters’ Activity or Community Activity will be announced during the House Meeting on Saturday, September 17. 

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09/20/2016 - 6:00pm
 
Robert T Michael Presents "The Five Life Decisions"

Robert T Michael Presents "The Five Life Decisions"

Wed Sep 21, 6:00 PM

Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue

Join Robert T. Michael as he talks about how data can help you make smarter choices. The Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the Harris School of Public Policy will explain how young adults can apply economic principles to the major decisions in their lives. He’ll also share the surprising findings that came from following a cohort of millennials for three decades. Afterward, Michael will sign copies of his book The Five Life Decisions: How Economic Principles and 18 Million Millennials Can Guide Your Thinking.

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09/21/2016 - 6:00pm
 
 
Aims of Education Address

Aims of Education Address

Thu Sep 22,
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue(Seating in the Chapel will be limited to the Class of 2020, entering transfer students, and invited faculty. Video Simulcast available at Harper Memorial Library, Room 140, 1116 East 59th Street.)

John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, will introduce the speaker, Geof Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. The Aims of Education Address is a celebrated tradition where a faculty member addresses the entering class on the unique aims of liberal education at the University

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09/22/2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat Dinner

Fri Sep 23,
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

You will love Shabbat at Chabad! Famous for the amazing food, Chabad is a home away from home, which means that students of any or no religious background are welcomed with open arms. No dress code.

6:00 PM - Schmooze, Cake, and Candles
6:30 PM - Vibrant Shabbat Prayers or O-Week conversation
7:15 PM - Shabbat Dinner

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09/23/2016 -
6:00pm to 7:15pm
 
Free Movie Screening: Starmen

Free Movie Screening: Starmen

Fri Sep 23, 6:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Doc Films presents a free screening of Starmen, a film chronicling the experiences of four of the world’s leading astronomers as they celebrate 50 years of friendship and exploration on a reunion road trip through the American Southwest. After the screening, join us for a discussion led by the director of Starmen, Alison Rose, along with members of UChicago faculty.

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09/23/2016 - 6:30pm
 
7pm
 
 
Logan Center O-Party!

Logan Center O-Party!

Sun Sep 18,
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 East 60th Street

Lights! Arts! O-Party! Join us at the Logan Center to experience one of the most anticipated events of the year. Dance to the sounds of Dirt Red Brass Band, laugh to the comedy of Occam’s Razor and watch some of the best films by Fire Escape. Grab some free snacks from Chicago’s favorite food trucks before competing in a Smash Mario Bros grand tournament for prizes and a chance at the title. Join friends in the photo booth or make new friends while painting our larger than life coloring book!

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09/18/2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
 
Odyssey Scholar Welcome Reception

Odyssey Scholar Welcome Reception

Wed Sep 21,
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 East 59th Street

Odyssey Scholars are invited to this reception to meet other students in the Odyssey community and to learn more about the scholarship and different resources available on campus. 

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09/21/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Hindu Student Sangam Open House

Hindu Student Sangam Open House

Wed Sep 21,
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, Room 021, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue

Please join us for light refreshments and an introduction to Hindu engagement at University of Chicago.

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09/21/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Secular Student Alliance Movie Night

Secular Student Alliance Movie Night

Wed Sep 21,
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, Suite 034, 1212 East 59th Street

Come watch a movie with the Secular Student Alliance! Meet current members and officers, munch on some refreshments, and unwind with a great movie!

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09/21/2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Aims of Education Colloquia in the Houses

Aims of Education Colloquia in the Houses

Thu Sep 22,
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

House Lounges

Faculty members join students for a discussion following the Aims of Education Address. This colloquium in your House is your first opportunity to participate in the kind of discourse that will be an integral part of your college experience.

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09/22/2016 -
7:45pm to 8:45pm
 
8pm
 
Sex Signals

Sex Signals

Wed Sep 21,
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP), Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), and Catharsis Productions presents Sex Signals, which provides a provocative look at the issues of alcohol and other drugs, dating, sex, and consent through a combination of improvisational skits, education, and audience participation. Attend this optional session for an opportunity to learn more about these issues and the chance to win an Amazon gift card or Apple watch.

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09/21/2016 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
 
 
 
Movie Night on the Quad

Movie Night on the Quad

Wed Sep 21,
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Bartlett Quad, 57th Street between Bartlett Dining Commons and the Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for Movie Night on the Quad: Orientation Edition! Grab a friend and join us as we watch Captain America: Civil War. Limited snacks and soft drinks will be available starting at 7:30 PM. Bring a blanket to sit on!

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09/21/2016 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
 
 
Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Fri Sep 23,
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Reynolds Club, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue

Join us for free pizza and a post-show discussion as Court Theatre kicks off its 62nd Season with the world premiere production of Man in the Ring, the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith. When Griffith’s arch-rival challenges his sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Tickets are $15 in advance, group tickets for 10 or more are $10 each.

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09/23/2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
 
9pm
 
O-Week FEF Fest

O-Week FEF Fest

Tue Sep 20, 9:00 PM

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

Come join Fire Escape Films for our O-Week FEF Fest! We’ll be showing some great studentmade short films to celebrate the beginning of the new school year and to welcome the class of 2020 to the club!

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09/20/2016 - 9:00pm
 
Falafel Fest

Falafel Fest

Wed Sep 21,
9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue

Stop by to fill a pita and meet other Jewish students on campus. Come sit out on our porch and enjoy the last hours of summer vacation. Feel free to bring your roommate and stay as long as you’d like. 

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09/21/2016 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm
 
Hot Cookies, Ice Cream, and S'mores

Hot Cookies, Ice Cream, and S'mores

Wed Sep 21,
9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Rohr Chabad Center, 5700 South Woodlawn Avenue

Make Chabad your home as you meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Bring your roommates and enjoy cookies and ice cream on our deck on these last nights of summer.

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09/21/2016 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm
 
InterVarsity Game Night

InterVarsity Game Night

Thu Sep 22,
9:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Suite 034

Are you interested in hanging out, playing tons of board games, and meeting others who are just as competitive at Bananagrams as you? Join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for game night! Upperclass students will be on call at each of the Residence Halls to walk with you to Ida Noyes. Check our Facebook page to find out who to look for. Come ready to have fun!

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09/22/2016 -
9:00pm to 11:59pm
 
Late Night Labyrinth

Late Night Labyrinth

Thu Sep 22,
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Classics Quad, 1010 East 59th Street

Experience this ancient form of meditation and prayer by walking a candlelit labyrinth outside on the Classics Quad. All religious traditions (and none) are welcome. 

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09/22/2016 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
 
Meet and Greet with the Hillel Student Leadership Board

Meet and Greet with the Hillel Student Leadership Board

Thu Sep 22, 9:30 PM

Newberger Hillel Center, 5715 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Enjoy famous kosher hot dogs and trimmings with chilled drinks on the deck at Chabad House. Mull over the Aims of Education address and meet first years and returning students at this cool event. Bring your roommates and friends. 

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09/22/2016 - 9:30pm
 
 
Reynolds Club O-Party!

Reynolds Club O-Party!

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 PM to 11:59 PM

Reynolds Club, 5706 South University Ave

Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement for a free taste of Chicago’s very own Portillo’s hot dogs, Giordano’s pizza, Garrett’s popcorn, and UChicago shakes. This year’s O-Party will begin with a exciting performance in Mandel Hall featuring Off Off Campus. The party will continue with a free arcade room featuring over 20 games, the opportunity to take part in listening to today’s hits with a live DJ, giveaways, and much, much more.

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09/23/2016 -
9:30pm to 11:59pm
 
 
Occam's Razor O-Week Show

Occam's Razor O-Week Show

Fri Sep 23,
9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

The Revival 1160 East 55th Street

Join Occam’s Razor - the University of Chicago’s independent improv troupe—for a hilarious welcome to campus. Tickets will be sold for $1.

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09/23/2016 -
9:30pm to 10:30pm